Persian Studies {Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures}

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Shirin A. Khanmohamadi, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Comparative Medieval Literary Study; Premodern Travel and Ethnographic literature; Medieval Europe and the Islamic world; Medieval Tale Collections (1001 Nights, Decameron, Canterbury Tales); Epic and Romance.
Humanities Building, Room 326

Shirin A. Khanmohamadi
(B.A. Brown, 1991; Ph.D. Columbia, 2005) is an Associate Professor in the Comparative and World Literature department at San Francisco State University, where she specializes in comparative medieval European literature, premodern travel and ethnographic writing, cross-cultural and confessional representation within medieval literature, and literary cross-fertilization between the medieval European and Islamic worlds. She has recently published or forthcoming work in New Medieval Literatures, Exemplaria, and Arthuriana. Her study of premodern ethnographic poetics, In Light of AnotherĀ“s Word: European Ethnography in the Middle Ages, is forthcoming in The University of Pennsylvania Press' Middle Ages Series (December, 2013).

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